A 43-year-old man has reportedly been arrested in the sickening abduction, sexual assault and shooting of a 12-year-old boy in South Florida.
Aliex Santiesteban was booked into the Miami-Dade jail early Tuesday on prices of tried felony homicide, sexual battery with a lethal weapon and kidnapping a baby below age 13, CBS Miami reported.
A supply instructed the information outlet that police obtained a DNA match from the sufferer.
Santiesteban was collared about 6:30 p.m. Monday in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood, in accordance with NBC Miami.
The boy was strolling close to NW 43rd Terrace and NW 30th Avenue in Brownsville between 2 and three:30 a.m. Saturday when he was allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint by Santiesteban in a black four-door sedan.
“He mentioned the motive force bought out, walked as much as him and grabbed him and compelled him contained in the car. As soon as he was contained in the car he tried to get out, however the little one locks have been activated. He couldn’t open the doorways,” mentioned Detective Alvaro Zabaleta of Miami-Dade Police Division, the CBS outlet reported.
Santiesteban drove the boy to an space close to NW 45th Avenue and 31st Avenue, the place he allegedly sexually assaulted him and shot him in the face, police mentioned.
The boy was then pressured out of the automotive and Santiesteban fled in the car, in accordance with authorities.
“The younger boy was attempting to combat him off throughout the battle, the combat, he hears a loud noise. He didn’t even say bang. He mentioned he heard a extremely loud pop, that’s when the topic opens the door and pushes him out of the automotive,” Zabaleta mentioned.
Surveillance footage captured the second an excellent Samaritan helped the boy get to a retailer so they might name 911.
“He was screaming, ‘Assist! Someone assist me! Please! Please!’ So I convey him to the shop whereas we name the police. Earlier than he was unconscious, he fell on the sidewalk and he mentioned he had been shot,” mentioned the great Samaritan, who recognized himself as “Johnny,” CBS Miami reported.
The graphic video confirmed the boy collapsing to the bottom. He was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Heart in important situation.
Zabaleta mentioned the boy was secure Monday, including that if the bullet would have gone a millimeter in both course, it may have killed him.
“He nonetheless has a good distance forward so far as his restoration is anxious,” Zabaleta mentioned, NBC Miami reported.
“It’s devastating to know that this particular person, not solely did he must dwell the traumatic incident of being sexually assaulted, however then on the similar time be shot in the face,” he added.
Zabaleta mentioned the boy had snuck out of his dwelling to go to associates with out telling his dad and mom, and had left pillows on his mattress in case his dad and mom checked up on him.